Madrid Open: Novak Djokovic loses to Grigor Dimitrov in second round

Djokovic - who ended Rafael Nadal's eight-year winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters last month - said the loss had more to do with poor preparations than an injury.

updated: May 08, 2013 12:56 IST
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Madrid: Grigor Dimitrov stunned Novak Djokovic in the second round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday, beating the top-ranked Serb 7-6 (6), 6-7 (8), 6-3 for the biggest win of his career.

The 28th-ranked Bulgarian saved three set points in the first before taking the lead, and Djokovic then appeared to hurt his right ankle when trailing 4-2 in the second. The Serbian player slipped on the baseline and winced in pain, then immediately called for a trainer and took a lengthy break to get treatment.

The wait for the game to resume annoyed the crowd, who turned against Djokovic and began chanting Dimitrov's name.

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